Virginia polling precincts are reportedly blocking maskless residents from voting on Tuesday, even in counties where mask mandates are not in place.
Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, tweeted he was rejected from voting because he was maskless. “I was told at my polling station I couldn’t vote without a mask,” he said.
“Knowing what the GOP thinks about masks, isn’t this just an illegal barrier to voting?” continued Schlapp. “But I can count on one thing our judges will do nothing.”
Founder and President of Turning Point USA Charlie Kirk also tweeted reports of precincts blocking maskless voters.
“Hearing that voters in Virginia are being turned away from polls for not wearing a mask,” Charlie tweeted. “If this is true it’s unacceptable.”
“Voters CANNOT be denied their constitutional right based on an unconstitutional mandate Virginia Voters: hold the line—don’t let them block your vote,” Kirk said.
Senior Writer at Real Clear Investigations Mark Hemingway also reportedly received a notice that masks are mandatory at many polling locations.
“Just got this text. They were trying to require masks at my polling place in a jurisdiction with no mask mandate in place,” he tweeted.